I consider New Year’s Eve festivities sexy, as long as it’s done right. With that concept, I have decided to duplicate the following ensemble with a twist of course for this years celebration, since it’s just a less -than-formal get together with close friends: Here’s what I envision instead: With that said, here’s my choice of cocktail for this year’s New Year’s Eve gathering: What’s your plans and do share your cocktail of choice.
Two things dictated how I wanted to dress for New Year’s Eve this year. Top priority was comfort and the second, dressy but casual. So I opted for pants, then a simple sequined top, followed by strappy shoes which would give me enough support to last throughout the night and a simple pair of earings to accessorize. As for the coat, I love fur, faux that is and since this year faux fur is in, I decided to incorporated it into my ensemble from here. 1. DKNYC Sequin Pullover Sweater 69USD 2. Sondra Roberts Clutch – Woven Satin and grosgrain box 125USD 3. Elie Tahari Tara Faux Fur Jacket 221USD 4. Judith Jack Sterling Silver Crystal Earings 75USD 5. Theory Pants Belisa Mandatory Slim 235USD 6. Vince Camuto Strappy evening booties 129USD
One of the must do’s during the Thanksgiving Weekend is of course decorating the Christmas Tree. While in my household, I use the same decor each year, adding a new ornament to my meaningful collection, my offsprings consider changing it up in theres. But no matter what, the actual exercise is always memorable and the tree lighting celebration rewarding and fun while we toast the beginning of the Christmas season with a bottle of champagne.
With a blink of an eye, 2010 comes to an end. This year was the most eventful for me because I celebrated a milestone birthday, lost a job, sold a house, lost a family member, rekindled relations with extended family as well as travelled to some interesting destinations and some not so interesting. I admit I experienced too much and from it learned alot in the course of 365 days. One thing I must say, thanks to maturity and an unexplainable sense of self-control (which I think is associated with maturity), I was able to cope with the “personal” events which unfolded during the course of the year and in a way survived the outcome(s) with minimal damage to my mental health 🙂 . As I result of 2010, I have decided to pass up on making New Years resolutions altogether so that I am not too disappointed in myself, should I not be able to uphold the commitment. Instead, I have set some flexible goals for myself, which I am going to do everything …
Just in case you have opted to stay home for New Years Eve this year and are tired of watching reruns or reality shows on television, then consider renting some of the films I have listed below to keep you entertained. So, grab a bottle or two of champagne, pop some popcorn, turn up the fire, snuggle under a blanket with a loved one or not and enjoy a movie or two or three 🙂 1. The Apartment (1960) 2. Breakfast At Tiffany (1961) 3. La Dolche Vita (1960) 4. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) 5. Holiday (1938) 6. High Society (1956)
I know most women, who plan to attend some formal event this New Year’s Eve, have already planned out their New Year’s Eve attire. But, just in case the shoes and clutch have not yet been considered, I have included some of my favorite pairing suggestions for 2010. Oh and just in case you are wondering about the photo above left, it is Jimmy Choo – Marine Jeweled evening shoes. I know…breath taking and I wonder where were these shoes when I was in my 20’s?
A few things to remember while hosting a New Years Eve party are of course, champagne, party favors, an array of (silver and gold) decorations, at least for my taste (you can choose your own color theme as you wish) around the living room and several funky clocks strategically placed at the buffet table and fireplace mantle alarmed and ready to go off at midnight. In light of the New Years Eve decoration suggestions, I have included some photos to share. Have fun planning!!!
Although there are many parties or events happening around the world, in my opinion, there is nothing more rewarding than celebrating New Year’s Eve with loved ones and close friends, gathered in someone’s home. What I also like is when everyone is asked to bring a dish for the pot luck style dining. I think this is the only night I find myself munching into the wee hours of the morning (providing I am able to stay up that late anymore). So for this joyous occasion or celebration, I have included some quick appetizer and dessert ideas to consider, just in case you are either hosting a party or are invited to one where you are asked to bring a dish. Above photo: Antipasto sausage skewers, click here for the recipe Above: S’mores. Recipe: Graham crackers, chocolate piece, marshmellow and sprinkled with toasted coconut Above: Cupcakes in Fancy cups: Dark Chocolate cupcakes are recommended, white icing and silver or gold hard candy drizzled on top. Above: Various cheese and crackers and dried fruits displayed on …